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Languages: SASLI offers thirteen South Asian languages in eight weeks of intensive instruction hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Languages include: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Now entering its sixth year of operations, SASLI is accepting student applications for Summer 2008, (dates are June16th through August 8th).

Costs: The program fee for the eight week session (equivalent of two semesters or one academic year of language acquisition) is $2900 for the program fee and an additional $200.00 for University of Wisconsin assessment fee, for a total of $3,100. This does not include transportation costs to Madison, living expenses, and textbooks.

Information: Program information is posted on our website: Please contact the SASLI Program Coordinator for any additional program-related questions (E-Mail:, Tel: 608-265-4304). SASLI is an educational collaboration of the ten U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers for the Study of South Asia and the South Asia Language Resource Center and an affiliate organization of the Association for Asian Studies.

Credits: Course credit is transferable to the student’s home institution where applicable.

Funding: Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a SASLI FLAS fellowships; graduate students may also hold FLAS fellowships from their home institutions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for fee remissions. Complete application forms and additional information can be found on-line at

Emory University
Full-Time Lecturer in Hindi/Urdu Language and Literature

Emory University, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies announces a full-time lecture-track position for a Lecturer of Hindi/Urdu Language/Literature, effective Fall 2008. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Applicant is expected to teach Hindi and Urdu courses at all levels, introduce up-to-date and innovative pedagogy, and exhibit evidence of ongoing intellectual engagement in literatures, history, and cultures of South Asia. Program-building experience and familiarity with digital teaching materials highly desired.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Hindi/Urdu language or related field; extensive language teaching experience at the university level; ability to teach Perso-Arabic and Devanagari scripts; experience in curriculum development; and native or near-native competence in Hindi, Urdu and English.

Submit a letter of application, c.v., writing sample, student evaluations, and three letters of reference to Professor Gordon D. Newby, Chair, Hindi/Urdu Search Committee, MESAS, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Circle, Rm. 312-S, Atlanta, GA 30322. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2007, and continue until a candidate is chosen.

Emory University is an EOE/AA employer.